Construction, Transportation

Construction workers continue backfill and excavation activities along an overpass sound wall for this US 290 route in Hempstead, Texas.

AECOM provides program management services for the US 290 Hempstead Corridor Program. The highway project includes constructing continuous frontage roads, and bridge structures over railroad lines. The corridor has the potential to host several modes of transportation and the preliminary planning has provided sufficient right of way (ROW) for all of them. The modes include freeway and frontage roads, HOV lanes, high-occupancy-toll (HOT) lanes, bus transit, freight rail, commuter rail, high capacity transit, and bicycles and pedestrian facilities. The scope encompasses a variety of items, including advance planning, environmental studies, schematic development, environmental monitoring, ROW acquisition, utility relocations, detailed design, construction, and project management.

This exposure was taken at 1/250th of a second, at f 8.0 at ISO 100 on a Canon 1Dx camera with 70-200mm lens with a 1.4x extender and heliopan circular polarizing filter.

Photo © Robb Williamson / AECOM

Originally published Feb 12, 2016

Author: Robb Williamson